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Sep 9, 2018

Flash Gordon. Has there ever been a cooler name or a cooler action hero anywhere? I can’t remember exactly when during the 1960s I first saw the old Universal serials repeated on television featuring Buster Crabbe as Flash, but I was hooked for life. As I grew older, I was a sucker for any medium selling “Flash...


Aug 29, 2018

In my life, it seems all roads lead back to Will Eisner. In 2002, I met the American master artist and writer for the first time over lunch and embarked on a three-year project to research and write his biography, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. The project outlasted Will himself, publishing nine months after he died....


Aug 29, 2018

I’ve been a fan of cartoons and superheroes for as long as I can remember—all the way back to the original "Space Ghost" cartoon in the ‘60s. Anybody else remember "Frankenstein, Jr." and "The Herculoids"? Anyway, Josh Keaton is the voice of Disney XD’s “Spectacular Spider-Man, now in its second season and...


Aug 24, 2018

Craig Yoe has a dirty little secret. Actually, it is Joe Shuster’s dirty little secret; Yoe just happens to be the researcher who uncovered and exposed it to the world. Turns out that the artist and co-creator of Superman spent a few years in the 1950s, post-Man of Steel, churning out fetish girl art to earn a living....


Aug 19, 2018

I know a thing or two about comic book artist and American master Will Eisner and his best known character, "The Spirit." I spent almost three years researching and writing the only biography of the man – Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. And in the course of that, I spent a great deal of time with Will, in person and by...